Disclosure: This is a guest post provided by Peter Friis, CEO, Essio Shower Aromatherapy. All opinion are his own may differ from those of Budget Earth or our readers.
In those precious vacation weeks, we want to make the most of every moment. And, in the process, traveling greener keeps your carbon footprint light, and also opens up unexpected new pleasures en route.
For instance, when planning your excursion, do a little extra research. Choose a hotel with a bike-share program nearby so you and your family can explore the local area on two wheels instead of four. Also choose your route and lodging based on locavore dining. Eating food which is grown locally is a great way to learn about and appreciate places that you travel. And, explore and support local small businesses versus huge mega-chains whenever possible—thriving local economies are more able and likely to protect their natural resources. And of course, conserve resources by turning off the A/C when you leave the room and letting the hotel know that you don’t need fresh sheets and towels every day.
And, pack less. Period. Fewer, lighter bags generally compute to a greener vacation. For instance, don’t bring your electric toothbrush. They are great for dental health, but for the length of your vacation, an old-school manual brush is fine, and requires less energy.
FOR A GREENER TRIP, PACK THESE:
1-Dry shampoo. Convenient when hiking, camping, travelling by train, and anywhere else you don’t have a shower. Mists in, sops up dirt and oil, combs out. PSSST brand was the original, and remains one of the most affordable.
And – use everything up, to the last teeny bit. Less waste means more green. For example a Bulldog-type clamp clip will get every last squeeze of toothpaste out of your tube.
Disclosure: Budget Earth did not receive compensation for this guest post. All opinions on this product are those of the author and may differ from our readers’ opinions.
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